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Chair for BioMolecular Optics

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Fakultät für Physik




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Welcome to the BMO,

the chair for BioMolecular Optics at the University of Munich. As a member of the Fakultät für Physik we are concerned with fundamental problems of physical nature in the fields of biology and chemistry. Our emphasis lies in the theoretical and experimental biophysics, the physics of molecules and in ultrafast spectroscopy. You can find more information by using the navigation bar to the left or directly on the pages of our professors and senior scientists:


Open positions for PhD/Msc/Bsc projects

April 2015
Researchers of the Huber-Lab from the Chair of Biomolecular Optics (BMO) of the University of Munich and from the Institute of Biomedical Optics of the University of Lübeck developed a new approach to stimulated Raman imaging. The results of this new TICO-Raman system have now been published in the multi-disciplinary journal Nature Communications. Read more (German press release).

September 2014
The publication "High definition live 3D-OCT in vivo: design and evaluation of a 4D OCT engine with 1 GVoxel/s" by Wolfgang Wieser from the group of Prof. Robert Huber was highlighted as Spotlight article by the Optical Society of America (OSA). Fastest 3D-OCT with real-time, volumetric display enables interactive OCT for future applications like e.g. surgical microscopes. More

September 2014
An interdisciplinary research team of physicists and chemists at LMU could show, that the Watson-Crick base pairing is of fundamental importance for the UV-stability of natural DNA. more

April 2014
The groups of Prof. Zinth and Prof. Carell (LMU Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy) found a new deactivation mechanism of photoexcited DNA. The UV radiation leads to reactive DNA species, which may create lesions which have not been connected to UV light absorption so far. press release

October 2013
Professor Dr. Robert Huber receives Klung-Wilhelmy-Weberbank-Award 2013.
Robert Huber is honoured for the invention of the Fourier Domain Mode-locked Laser (FDML), "because his work has been able to bridge the gap between fundamental physics and laser applications in medical imaging". The Klung-Wilhelmy-Weberbank-Award is one of the most valuable, privately funded awards for German researchers.

September 2013
Professor Dr. Robert Huber takes up a professorship at the institute for biomedical optics at the university of Lübeck.

June 2013
Christoph Eigenwillig in the research group of Robert Huber has demonstrated the optical compression of light from a stationary, wavelength tunable laser to picoseconds pulses for the first time. In a collaboration with the laser theory group of Christian Jirauschek from the Technical University of Munich, an experimental setup has been realized, which passively compresses the output from a Fourier Domain Mode Locked (FDML) laser in time.

May 2013
Professor Dr. Wolfgang Zinth was awarded the TRVS Award 2013 of the International Conference on Time-Resolved Vibrational Spectroscopy for pioneering development of time-resolved techniques and their employment for the resolution of biophysical processes. Previous recipients of the TRVS award among others are Professor Dr. Andreas Albrecht, Professor Dr. Robin Hochstrasser and Professor Dr. Mostafa El Sayed.

On Friday, 29th of June a symposia with the title "BioMolekulare und medizinische Optik: Schnellste Vorgänge in Biologie und Chemie bis hin zur medizinischen Bildgebung" will be organized by the chair for BioMolecular Optics.

February 2012 - Professor Dr. Wolfgang Zinth was appointed as a full member to the Bavarian Academy of Science.

Dr. Robert Huber has been awarded a "Starting Grant by the European Research Council (ERC)". Robert Huber will receive research funding in the amount of 1.2 million Euros over the next five years. ERC Starting Grants are specifically designed to fund the work of outstandingly creative researchers in the early phases of their careers.

The publication "Multi-Megahertz OCT: High quality 3D imaging at 20 million A-scans and 4.5 GVoxels per second" by Wolfgang Wieser from the group of Dr. Robert Huber was highlighted as Spotlight Article from the Optical Society of America (OSA).

Interesting information and opinions about the "Bologna-Prozess" can be found in the newest edition of " Sprachnachrichten", the news letter of the Verein Deutsche Sprache e.V..

The program package FC-Lab II for the efficient calculation of multidimensional Franck-Condon factors has been developed by Dr. Igor Pugliesi and Dr. Christian Schriever and is available for users.

Dr. Robert Huber is awarded the Rudolf-Kaiser-Preis 2008 for his work on optical coherence tomography and Fourier domain mode locked lasers.


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